This eco friendly gift guide full of sustainable, ethical and all-natural gift ideas will help you find the perfect present for everybody on your list!
This eco friendly gift guide will help you find the perfect present for everybody on your list and I promise it isn’t just about metal straws and reusable utensils. Those items are great, but they don’t really make great gifts, you know? Everything on this eco friendly gift guide is an actual gift, made sustainably, ethically, or with all-natural ingredients! These are gifts you’ll feel good about giving, and of course your friends and family will feel good about receiving!
Beauty + Skincare
Check out these beauty and skincare items that are made with all-natural, good-for-you ingredients and packaged in an environmentally-responsible way!
The “Clean 5” Starter Kit From Credo $115
Did you know that many of the beauty products we use on a daily basis contain chemicals that are either known or suspected to be harmful to our bodies? It’s terrible but it’s true! Credo is like the Sephora of clean beauty – their shop only contains products that use clean ingredients (and they never test on animals either)! They put together this “Clean 5” Starter Kit that contains the clean versions of products that are traditionally made with harmful ingredients, including mascara, lipstick, and deodorant!
Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil $48
This face oil is made with all-natural ingredients that leaves skin feeling super soft, hydrated and glowing. It’s exactly what dry and dull winter skin is craving! It’s completely vegan and the packaging is totally recyclable so it’s a win-win all around.
Ethique Samplers $16-$18.50
Ethique is one of my favorite ethical beauty brands and they’re on a mission to convince more people to #giveupthebottle. All of their products come in bar form and are packaging-free! Their hair, body, or face samplers are a great way to sample a collection of their best-selling products.
Lush Winter Wonderland Gift Set $39.95
Lush is just the best. You can’t beat their values of ethical buying, fighting animal testing, and naked/recyclable packing. All of their skincare products are made with fresh, all-natural ingredients that are so good for you and make you feel good, too! This Winter Wonderland Gift Set (or any Lush gift set) is a great way to gift a little indulgence for the holidays.
MakeUp Eraser $20
The Makeup Eraser is one of my must-haves when packing an eco-friendly toiletry bag, but it’s also something I can’t live without at home! The MakeUp Eraser removes makeup with just water and it’s truly amazing. It’s so convenient – no need to pull out the makeup remover solution and cotton ball – all you need is the MakeUp Eraser and some water! It’ll save you so much time and money in the long run, and just think about how much good you’re doing for the planet in the process!
Merkaela is the quarterly subscription box for all things holistic wellness. Each box is “built on a theme and includes wellness products, thought-provoking content and music – everything you need to be on your way to a holistic approach to a clear mind, body, and spirit.” How soothing does that sound?!
For The Home
Everybody loves a little coziness around the holiday season! These items will up the cozy level of your living spaces and help you live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Log Cabin Out-of-Doors Candle $30
A nice festive candle brings a lot of light and warmth to wintery homes. This Log Cabin candle by Out-of-Doors is the perfect cozy winter scent that’ll burn for a total of 40 hours! And did you know that for every product sold by United By Blue, they remove one pound of trash from the ocean!
Grund Blanket $76.25
Who wouldn’t love an ultra-cozy blanket to cozy up with during the holidays?! Grund’s 100% organic cotton blanket comes in a variety of neutral colors so that they’re sure to compliment any style or home aesthetic.
Buffy Duvet Comforter $160-$200
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with Buffy, the earth-friendly, cruelty-free, and most comfortably soft and cozy down comforter. Rather than using geese feathers, which are traditionally used in down comforters, Buffy is made with eucalyptus fibers! Eucalyptus is not only a more animal-friendly option, but it’s a more earth-friendly option as eucalyptus uses 10 times less water to grow than cotton. Who knew?
House of Marley Speakers $49.90 and Turntables $199.99
House of Marley is an eco-conscious brand created in collaboration with Bob Marley’s family to carry on his love of music and the planet. How cool is that?! They create speakers, headphones, and even turntables out of mindfully-sourced materials like bamboo and recycled aluminum. This gives all of the products a really unique look and feel!
Blueland Clean Essentials Kit $38
You might think that “cleaning products” sound kinda lame to give as a gift. And hey, they might be. But this is a gift I know I would love to get. And I’m sure I’m not the only one! Blueland offers sustainable cleaning solutions that are not only effective, but beautiful too! With The Clean Essentials Kit, you’ll get four forever bottles and four cleaning solution tablets. This means you never have to buy another plastic bottle of cleaning solution again! All you have to do is purchase refill tablets when you run out (which are just $2)!
GlobeIn is a subscription box that delivers handmade and ethically-sourced goods from all over the world. I love it because it’s unique in that each box is a different theme, whether it’s “cozy” one month or “savour” the next! The products are all ethically-sourced and fair-trade so you can feel good about opening your GlobeIn box every month!
101 Ways To Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg $9.99
101 Ways To Go Zero Waste is a “practical, friendly blueprint” in which Kathryn Kellogg shares examples of how to make better choices in order to reduce your waste. This is a perfect gift for anybody looking for simple ways to reduce their impact!
Sustainable Home by Christine Liu $16.35
Sustainable Home is a “stylish, inspirational and practical guidebook” for creating a more environmentally-friendly household. It not only includes tips and tricks but step-by-step projects as well! This would make such a cute coffee table book, don’t you think?
Food + Drink
Our food and grocery shopping habits create a lot of unnecessary waste without us even realizing it! These gifts can help people consume and shop more mindfully (in a not-so-lame way).
Seed and Sprout Shopping Bundle $67.50
This shopping bundle from Seed and Sprout is the perfect way to jumpstart your zero-waste grocery shopping! True sustainable grocery shopping means more than just bringing a reusable grocery bag to the store. This set has you covered with cotton and mesh-style bags of all sizes so you can pack all of your groceries from produce to loaves of bread to bulk goods!
MiiR Wine Bottle $32.95
We all know someone who could use a travel wine bottle! The MiiR wine bottle holds an entire bottle of wine and keeps it chilled at the ideal temperature. It’s perfect to bring along on a camping trip or picnic because you won’t have to worry about broken glass! Make it a nice gift set by including a MiiR wine tumbler or two and of course a bottle of wine!
Que Bottle $19.95
The Que bottle is the ultimate sustainable travel water bottle. Made from 100% food-grade silicone, it’s better for the planet and with it’s spiral design that allows it to collapse or expand, it’s the ultimate travel convenience. It’s time to ditch plastic water bottles for good and the Que bottle will help you do so!
Yeti Tumbler $29.99
This Yeti double-walled insulated tumbler will ensure that your drink stays hot or cold on the go. Whether you bring your own drink from home or fill this tumbler up at your local coffee shop, you’ll save a single-use coffee cup every time you use it!
Nespresso Compostable Coffee Capsules $39.99
Who doesn’t love getting coffee as a gift?! This three-pack of Nespresso capsules are 100% compostable as opposed to single-use plastic! You don’t need to sacrifice convenience in order to have a more earth-friendly morning cup of coffee.
The Global Vegan Cookbook $35
The Global Vegan cookbook by Ellie Bullen contains more than 100 plant-based recipes from around the world! The book is like a piece of art with colorful photography throughout and it’s chock full of healthy, plant-based versions of recipes from every corner of the globe. This is a must-have for every vegan (or non-vegan) home cook!
Clothing + Accessories
Clothing and accessories created in a way that’s friendly to the environment? Phone accessories made with sustainably-sourced materials? What more could you ask for?!
Wholesome Culture Keep Our Sea Plastic Free Eco Tee $32
Wholesome Culture is an eco store that uses sustainable cotton and recycled plastic bottles to create their clothing. They even give 10% of their profits to animal rescue and environmental organizations! I mean, how cute is this tee?!
Check out the rest of their site for tons more clever and cute clothing items!
Tentree Valemount Hoodie $89
The Valemount Hoodie from Tentree is made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, which makes for a soft, warm, and durable hoodie. AKA exactly what you need for winter! At Tentree, for every product purchased they plant ten trees, which helps offset carbon emissions from manufacturing. I also love that the page of each product contains an Eco-Log documenting exactly how much water, waste, and CO2 was saved during production of that particular product!
Pact Sweater Sweatshirt $60
Pact is a sustainable clothing brand that makes clothes with organic, fair-trade cotton that uses less water than traditional cotton and the clothing is made with no harmful chemicals! This cozy sweater is perfect for the colder holiday weather.
Allbirds Sneakers $95
Sustainable sneakers that are cute and good for the planet? Yes please! These Allbirds sneakers are made with eucalyptus tree fiber which makes for a smooth, comfy, cooling experience. And they come in both men’s and women’s sizes!
Nomadix Towel $39.95
Nomadix is the only towel you’ll ever need again, and it’s made from recycled water bottles! It works as a beach towel, pool towel, pack towel for camping or traveling, and even a yoga mat! It’s a must-have for every minimalist packer.
4ocean’s mission is simple – remove as much plastic from the ocean as possible! For every product purchased, they remove one pound of plastic from the ocean. One of their most popular products is the 4ocean bracelet, made from recycled plastic (including plastic and glass from the ocean). With a 4ocean monthly bracelet subscription you’ll get one bracelet per month and one pound of trash will be removed from the ocean each month on your behalf!
Pela Phone Case $42
Pela case is the world’s first 100% compostable phone case (and no, it won’t just disintegrate right off your phone). Phone cases are just one of those things you don’t think about, but buying a Pela case means saving unnecessary plastic from entering the oceans or landfills! Plus they have some of the cutest nature-inspired designs, like this one for the bees!
Nimble Wireless Charger Pad $59.95
Wireless chargers are awesome because you don’t need to plug your phone into a cord and they aren’t specific to one type of phone! Nimble makes a sleek wireless charger that’s compatible with both Apple and Samsung phones and made with a fabric composed of recycled plastic bottles and hemp. And how good does plastic-free packaging sound?!
With a variety of skincare, beauty, home, and clothing products (all produced environmentally-consciously), this list has got something for everybody. Purchasing a more eco friendly gift doesn’t mean sacrificing quality or luxury, and I hope this gift guide encourages you to think more consciously about your holiday gift choices!
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